Updated: 02/17/2013 07:42

PM Lee urges couples to have confidence in Singapore's future



PM Lee urges couples to have confidence in Singapore's future


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says it's important for couples to have confidence in Singapore's future and ultimately want Singapore to be the best place to settle down and raise children. 

He was speaking at the Lunar New Year dinner at his Teck Ghee ward. 

The government recently announced a Marriage and Parenthood package that aims to help Singaporeans settle down and raise children. 

However, Mr Lee noted that parents are worried about childcare arrangements. 

Mr Lee said building more childcare facilities will take time. 

The centres can be set up quickly, but good teachers take time to train. 

But what's most important is to make it easier for parents to spend time with their kids. 

Mr Lee said he's confident that Singapore can be transformed into a better place and the next generation will do its part to improve it.

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